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Christmas Italian Sweets – Friday, 6 December 2019


Friday, 6th December 2019
10am till 2pm


It’s getting very close to Christmas and for an Italian that means baking more sweets to have on hand for those celebratory pre-christmas visits from family & friends.

In this class, you will bake and take home a traditional Christmas Cake from Siena called Panforte. You will also learn to bake a traditional Christmas treat from Calabria (where my parents came from in Italy), Pitta ‘Mpigliata – a rosette pastry made with walnuts, raisins, and spices of Christmas.

TO BOOK USING GIFT VOUCHER: Please email with your contact details and voucher number. Angela will reply with booking confirmation or if extra payment is required.

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Join Angela for a real Christmas Italian Sweet treat!!

In this class, Angela with share her love of traditional Italian sweets that bring her right back to her childhood Christmas’s! You will, with one-to-one guidance, create to take home, a traditional Christmas Cake from Siena; Panforte, and learn to make Pitta ‘Mpigliata – an authentic Christmas rosette pastry typical from Angela’s parents region of Italy; Calabria.

Angela Palermo, founder & teacher of The Village Cooks, trained as a pastry chef and has worked for the likes of Rachel Grisewood, Sam Marineve, Lorraine Godsmark, and Andy Bunn.

Her cooking and baking is heavily influenced by her Italian heritage and growing up in a family that grew its own food and created dishes from their own produce. Angela shares her love of simple, home-style cooking & baking with students at her cooking school, The Village Cooks, & teaches Pasta Classes at Cornersmith, Sydney.

What you’ll learn

  • How to make a traditional Christmas Cake from Siena called Panforte;
  • How to make Pitta ‘Mpigliata from South Italy, Calabria

What you’ll get.

  • Morning tea on arrival with coffee/tea/drinks;
  • Take home recipe and notes from the day;
  • Learn the art of making traditional Italian Christmas sweets;
  • Share in a very light lunch;
  • Sample the Italian sweets we bake on the day with an Espresso;
  • Drinks provided throughout.

What to bring.

  • A big smile
  • An Apron
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • A large container to take home your panforte.

Fine print.

Terms & Conditions for this event:

  • There is a minimum of 5 participants for this class. We reserve the right to cancel a class up to 48 hours prior to its date if we do not have enough bookings. This class will not be held if there are fewer than 4 participants (or otherwise specified), and in this case, your money will be refunded or transferred to another class at your discretion.
  • Classes are non-refundable, however if 48 hours (2 full days) notice is given, a credit will be given to attend a future class. If you do not wish to attend a future class, you may send someone else to attend the class in your place. Please let us know if this is going to be the case and the details of your replacement.

The Village Cooks is located Sylvania, Sydney (26kms south of Sydney City, 12kms from Sydney Airport).


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